Posts Tagged‘The Netherlands’

Experience Amsterdam like a local with this six ideas

The down side of visiting big popular cities is that they are very often full of tourist traps. And it can easily happened that you are paying too much for the services, waiting for hours in a queues in front of the museums and ending up with completely wrong impression of the city. That’s why I made a list of six ideas that will help you to enjoy in Amsterdam like a local. #1 – Admire the canals on a private small boat One of the best ways to explore Amsterdam is by taking the canal cruise. And why not make…

A perfect weekend on Texel Island

You know that feeling when you book your holiday in the last minute, don’t really know what to expect from it and than when you arrive there, it just blows your mind? Well, this exactly happened to me with Texel Island. I was reading about it before, saw some photos, but that was it. I definitely wasn’t expecting that the island has it all, a beautiful nature, interesting sights, great food and that it is so children friendly (and I can’t stress enough this one). How to get there Texel is easily reachable from Amsterdam by train. You should take…

Haarlem – the Complete City Guide

When planning a one day trip outside the Amsterdam, Haarlem should be one of your first choices. This charming medieval city is situated only 15 minutes train ride from Amsterdam’s Central Station and will surprise you with its amazing history and beautiful architecture. Did you know? The New York city’s neighborhood Harlem was named after it In the 14th century it was a Dutch major city It was a historical residence of counts of Holland In 1620 it had around 100 breweries It has more museums per inhabitant than any other Dutch city Medieval center is still mainly intact Once…